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Business Technology Advisory Services - Quick Tips

These quick and easy tips cover everything from security tips and disaster recovery advice to remote PC support and the latest business-tested technology tools used by IsUtility® customers.

Tip #1 - Have a mobile device? Turn off Bluetooth whenever possible.

With the corporate workforce moving towards mobile solutions such as PDA phones, sleeker laptops, and other Bluetooth enabled devices security concerns are raised. As easy-to-use features such as ID broadcasting and find me features become more popular so will hacking attempts. Bluetooth security is in it's infancy with no real set standard. The best option still remains turning off unnecessary features or the Bluetooth functionality all together. Few companies look at Bluetooth security seriously, no policy and no regulation means open door access for hackers that want sensitive personal data.

Tip #2 - Looking into a remote access solution? Make sure it's properly implemented and secured.

As remote access and business technology advisory services become more popular such as VPN, GoToMyPc, and PCAnywhere companies need to keep up with security. Using such technologies opens holes in your network that are attractive targets to Hackers. It is not enough to setup a firewall and forget about it. You need experienced security experts to monitor and maintain all aspects of the corporate network. Even if you do not think your company is a target, hackers do! They will use any network they can to launch attacks at bigger targets or share illegal information using your infrastructure.

Tip #3 - The key to Hurricane Season is proper planning.

During hurricane season when a natural disaster is always an ongoing threat, organizations need to take appropriate precautions. The key to survival is proper planning. According to the Business Continuity Institute only 20% of small businesses without a business continuity plan are likely to survive. And over 90% of organizations that suffer a significant data loss are not in business two years later. 


Backing up your data is not the same as a business continuity plan - this is especially the case with Houston computer services. Simply reacting to a disaster can put your business at risk. Your plan should outline how to minimize business disruptions and to restore critical business operations as quickly as possible.

Business Continuity is a process that must involve the whole organization. Protecting the data-center isn’t enough to guarantees your company survives a disaster.

Your detailed Business Continuity should include:

  • What data has to be available and how soon after the disaster
  • How your employees are notified of disaster recovery activities
  • Where can employees go to access backup systems
  • How to redistribute the responsibilities of personnel who cannot be contacted
 

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